Selling your home, whether it’s located in Spring Texas or Katmandu, is not fun. It’s a hassle, it’s stressful, and down right inconvenient. It would be so much easier if buyers would just look at the photos of your house and then submit an offer. Some day that may actually happen but until it does, buyers want to view your house in person.
As a seller you want buyers to feel comfortable and spend as much time as possible in your home.
Unless you’re including your pets in the sale of your Spring Texas house, they need to be made invisible during showings.
But what’s that you say … your pets will be fine during showings because they are friendly. Maybe or maybe not.
Let me share some of my personal experiences on showing homes with pets ….
1. Two big fat cats were left free to roam the house. My buyer opened the door to the attic to see if there was any available storage. Big fat cat came out of nowhere and ran straight into the attic. We spent the next 15 minutes trying to get one cat out of the attic and keep the other cat from going into the attic.
2. “Friendly” dog in the house. Before entering the house, we rang the doorbell. “Friendly” dog did not like us ringing the doorbell. He loudly let us know that this house was his house. We decided not to enter his kingdom and went to view the next house on our list.
3. “Friendly” dogs in crate in bedroom. As soon as we entered the house, dogs began incessantly barking. In hopes that the dogs would calm down, we viewed the backyard first. Plan didn’t work. Dogs were still incessantly barking. We couldn’t focus on the house so we left. The house and its dogs did leave a lasting impression for the rest of the afternoon … in the form of a headache.
4. Dogs in the backyard. My clients were anxious to view the home’s backyard as it was advertised as a “Backyard Oasis”. Unfortunately, we did not get to experience the “Backyard Oasis” because two big black German shepherds greeted us at the back door.
Your pets are great because they’re your pets. But don’t let them get in the way of you getting your Spring Texas home SOLD.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house was under contract in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less